NG5536 : Tombstone on Raasay commemorating two German prisoners of war

taken 13 years ago, near to Clachan, Highland, Great Britain

Tombstone on Raasay commemorating two German prisoners of war
Tombstone on Raasay commemorating two German prisoners of war
During the First World War, there were at most 260 German prisoners working at the recently established iron ore mine. The stone in the picture commemorates two of the prisoners who died on the island, one following a roof fall in the mine in December 1916, and the other in camp in May 1917. The tombstone was the work of one of their fellow prisoners. Twelve more succumbed to the flu epidemic in January 1919. In 1967, all were reinterred at Cannock Chase in Staffordshire.
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Friday, 1 June, 2007   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 2 June, 2007
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OSGB36: geotagged! NG 550 369 [100m precision]
WGS84: 57:21.3889N 6:4.5024W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NG 550 369
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